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Carlisle

[kahr-lahyl, kahr-lahyl] /kɑrˈlaɪl, ˈkɑr laɪl/
noun
1.
John Griffin
[grif-in] /ˈgrɪf ɪn/ (Show IPA),
1835–1910, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1883–89.
2.
a city in Cumbria, in NW England.
3.
a city in S Pennsylvania.
4.
Angling. a fishhook having a narrow bend.
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Carlisle

/kɑːˈlaɪl; ˈkɑːlaɪl/
noun
1.
a city in NW England, administrative centre of Cumbria: railway and industrial centre. Pop: 71 773 (2001) Latin name Luguvallum (ˌluːɡuːˈvæləm)
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Word Origin and History for j.g. carlisle

Carlisle

Carleol (c.1100), earlier Lugovalio (4c.), from a Celtic proper name *Luguvalos. The Celtic cair "fortified town" was added in the Middle Ages.

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